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There are 9 ways to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional, drive  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional (GTR) AUS - GTR
  2. Drive from Columbus Golden Triangle Regional to Tuscaloosa

$276 - $1,312

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Megabus, bus, train  •  17h 9m

  1. Take the Megabus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
  2. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$85 - $217

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Fly to Birmingham, bus  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Birmingham (BHM) AUS - BHM
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al

$217 - $874

Fly to Atlanta, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from Austin (AUS) to Atlanta (ATL) AUS - ATL
  2. Take the train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$257 - $770

Bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx 9386 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al 1522 / ...

$90 - $129

Bus, train  •  19h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Austin to Fort Worth
  2. Take the train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center to Victory Station Tre
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al

$176 - $206

Train, bus  •  20h 39m

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station Texas Eagle
  2. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al 1522 / ...

$110 - $232

Train  •  26h 24m

  1. Take the train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station

$163 - $438

Drive  •  12h 24m

  1. Drive from Austin to Tuscaloosa 775.8 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa is to fly and drive which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Austin to Tuscaloosa. However, there are services departing from Austin, Tx and arriving at Tuscaloosa, Al via Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Austin station to Tuscaloosa station. However, there are services departing from Austin Amtrak Station and arriving at Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station via San Antonio Amtrak Station and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 24m.

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The distance between Austin and Tuscaloosa is 635 miles. The road distance is 775.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa without a car is to Megabus and bus and train which takes 17h 9m and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa, including transfers.

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Austin to Tuscaloosa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Austin, Tx station.

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Austin to Tuscaloosa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Austin Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa is to bus which takes 18h 5m and costs $90 - $130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $440 and takes 26h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Austin to Tuscaloosa.
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  • Distance: 634.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 59m

What companies run services between Austin, TX, USA and Tuscaloosa, AL, USA?

You can take a bus from Austin to Tuscaloosa via Dallas, Tx in around 18h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Austin to Tuscaloosa via San Antonio Amtrak Station and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in around 26h 24m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Austin to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Austin to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 16m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Austin to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Austin to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
Flights from Austin to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Austin to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Austin to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Atlanta Peachtree Station to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $330
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to Longview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Train from Austin Amtrak Station to San Antonio Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from San Antonio Amtrak Station to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Flexi Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Room
$350 - $490
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)
Phone
214-979-1111
Website
dart.org
Train from Fort Worth Intermodal Transit Center to Victory Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
More information at
dart.org
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Austin, Tx to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $95
Flexible
$100 - $150
Bus from Longview, Tx to Tuscaloosa, Al
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Austin to Houston, TX Pierce St
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Book at
megabus.com
Vonlane
Website
vonlane.com
Bus from Austin to Fort Worth
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$105
Schedules at
vonlane.com
Book at
vonlane.com

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There is no direct flight from Austin Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 33m and has one stopover.

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Austin to Tuscaloosa bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Tuscaloosa, Al station.

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Austin to Tuscaloosa train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Tuscaloosa Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Austin to Tuscaloosa is 776 miles. It takes approximately 12h 24m to drive from Austin to Tuscaloosa.

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Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Austin Airport to Columbus Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

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Book your Austin to Tuscaloosa train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Austin to Tuscaloosa bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Tuscaloosa. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Austin to Austin Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 25m and costs $1 - $4.

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